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Process Manual for Comprehensive Revival of Millets In the Farming Systems and in Household Consumption

Publisher: WASSAN

The nutritious Millets traditionally occupied substantial part of the diets and crop systems in tribal areas and in the dry rainfed areas of Andhra Pradesh. Government’s focus on promotion of rice in agriculture and in PDS has led to a shift away from millets. Reduction in millets resulted in nutrition imbalances and distorted cropping systems increasing demand on water. Millets are more resilient to climate vulnerability and change and can be cultivated even in marginal lands. The program on “Comprehensive Revival of Millets” evolved with this backdrop following district level consultation in Srikakulam followed by a state level consultation.

Author(s): Department of Agriculture Govt of Andhra Pradesh | Views(497) | Download (122)

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